At Arlington Dental Clinic, we understand that the prospect of wisdom teeth removal can be overwhelming for many. We strive to make the process as smooth and painless as possible for you. Our esteemed dentists, Dr. Ummareddy and Dr. Gundarpi offer the highest quality wisdom teeth removal in Arlington, TX. Under their expert guidance, our compassionate dental team will ensure you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last set of teeth to grow. They usually make their appearance in our late teens or early twenties. However, due to evolutionary changes, many of us lack enough room in our mouth for these late bloomers, leading to discomfort, pain, or serious complications. That's where Dr. Ummareddy's and Dr. Gundarpi's expertise in wisdom teeth removal comes into play.
Wisdom teeth removal becomes necessary when the teeth do not have enough room to grow properly. When they are unable to emerge normally, they become 'impacted.' Impacted wisdom teeth can cause numerous problems, such as:
Regular check-ups at Arlington Dental Clinic can help identify the need for wisdom teeth removal in Arlington, TX. Dr. Ummareddy and Dr. Gundarpi will use the latest dental imaging technology to clearly understand your oral condition and provide the best possible advice.
Dr. Ummareddy and Dr. Gundarpi have perfected a minimally invasive technique for wisdom teeth removal in Arlington, TX. They are known for their gentle touch and precision. The process typically involves:
Choosing the right dental clinic for your wisdom teeth removal is crucial. Here's why Arlington Dental Clinic is your ideal choice:
We understand you might have several questions about wisdom teeth removal in Arlington, TX. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Arlington Dental Clinic.
Q1: Is wisdom teeth removal always necessary?
Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed. If these teeth grow in fully, line up correctly, and can be cleaned as part of daily hygiene practices, they may not need to be removed. Dr. Ummareddy will conduct a thorough examination and advise whether extraction is necessary in your case.
Q2: What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
An impacted wisdom tooth is one that has not grown in properly, usually due to lack of space. It can grow at an angle towards the second molar, towards the back of the mouth, or could be trapped within the jawbone or gums, causing discomfort and potential complications.
Q3: What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?
Everyone's recovery time varies, but most people fully recover within one to two weeks. Swelling and discomfort usually lessen within three days. Dr. Ummareddy will provide specific post-operative instructions, which can greatly aid your recovery process.
Q4: What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?
After the procedure, it's best to stick to soft foods like yogurt, pudding, and applesauce. Gradually, you can start reintroducing solid foods into your diet as your comfort allows. Avoid hot, spicy, crunchy, or hard foods that could irritate the surgical area.
Q5: Are there risks associated with wisdom teeth removal?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. However, these risks are relatively low. Dr. Ummareddy will explain potential complications such as dry socket, infection, or numbness due to nerve damage. Rest assured, his expert hands and meticulous approach greatly minimize these risks.
Q6: Does insurance cover wisdom teeth removal?
Most dental insurance plans partially cover wisdom teeth removal. We recommend checking with your insurance provider for specifics. Our office is also happy to assist with insurance queries and provide you with a cost estimate before the procedure.
It's time to say goodbye to wisdom tooth pain. Trust Dr. Ummareddy and Dr. Gundarpi for the best wisdom teeth removal. Schedule your appointment today at Arlington Dental Clinic, and let us help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. We are committed to delivering personalized, comfortable dental care that exceeds your expectations.